Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes by Alan Cole, Raena Jackson Armitage, Brandon R. Jones, Jeffrey

By Alan Cole, Raena Jackson Armitage, Brandon R. Jones, Jeffrey Way

Wicked WordPress issues is a step by step advisor to making attractive subject matters for the world's preferred CMS, WordPress. via following the book's recommendation, readers can produce designs which are aesthetically beautiful, constant, and for-purpose -whether it really is for his or her personal use, or to force a excessive cost at the subject market. All aspects of subject matter layout are lined: from layout, coding, and deployment, to making sure readers' designs are ready-to-go once they are put in. depraved WordPress topics teaches readers the way to leverage topic layout frameworks to dramatically shorten improvement time, permitting them to go into the subject matter industry faster.

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Others, however, will be hard-pressed to figure out how to publish a simple post. As a general rule, you should plan your theme for the least-experienced user—within reason, of course. If you’re planning a photography theme, it’s safe to assume that most authors will understand to some degree how digital images work (for example, a concept as basic as how a thumbnail image is different from a full-size image). However, it would be best not to take for granted that the average photographer understands how to make a thumbnail image trigger a JavaScript lightbox to reveal a larger image.

Pages and Posts Pages and posts are the two main types of content that you’ll find in a WordPress theme. Posts are the bread and butter of the WordPress theme. You can have as many of them as you want, and they’re usually listed in reverse chronological order on blog list pages. Generally, posts are published periodically and used for any kind of timely content such as news items, blog entries, episodes of a podcast, stories, and so on. WordPress pages are different from posts, in that they are static and not date-sensitive.

In most cases a maximum width of 960px is advisable, because it will display on the majority of screen sizes: your theme will be viewable on a monitor with a resolution of 1024x768px, without any nasty horizontal scrollbars. Even if you’ve chosen to build a theme with a fluid width, you should still start the design phase with a set of dimensions in mind, so that you can establish the default proportions of various elements. There are a few traditional options from which to pick when considering your layout.

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